1. Lack of trees in your community? RACISM!
In a never-ending list of what makes you a racist S.O.B., add having too many trees around you. That’s right, if you have a plethora of trees around your home and in your neighborhood, you are privileged.
This is according to a study by researchers from American Forests who highlighted a lack of trees in multiple Minneapolis neighborhoods that also have a higher poverty rate.
2. ‘Karen,’ the movie, coming to a theater near you
It’s corny. It’s kitschy. It’s totally unnecessary. You know, just like anything else to come out of Hollywood these days.
This must-not-see movie of the year is brought to you by the folks at Black Entertainment Television and rides the coattails of the highly-overused (but still relevant) Karen trope.
3. BLM: Black Lingerie Matters?
It certainly shouldn’t have taken the death of a black man to get this ball rolling. Marks and Spencer announced they will offer a greater variety of skin-tone lingerie. Why? Because George Floyd was murdered. That’s why. Seriously, that’s what they cited as their source of inspiration here.
4. As a rule of thumb, don’t go on a picnic. It’s lame.
Brandeis University in Waltham, MA has put out several lists of OPPRESSIVE words and phrases that are discouraged from being uttered on the campus. Among them are ‘picnic,’ ‘rule of thumb,’ ‘ lame,’ and ‘trigger warning.’
Brandeis’ Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center (obviously not big fans of the Oxford comma) says the words and phrases are often exclusionary, racist in origin, or oppressive.
Read at your own risk. It’s a long list.
The Week in Woke is a feature presented by The Howie Carr Show’s executive producer, Taylor Cormier. The Week in Woke can be heard every Thursday at 5:30 PM on The Howie Carr Show.